We are exposed to negative news now more than ever — with automatic alerts popping up on our phones, computer screens and even our watches, it is almost impossible to shut it out.
From mass shootings to sexual assault to terrorism, it feels like the whole world is “falling apart” every single day.
By immersing ourselves in constant updates, we risk our own sanity.
While it is important to stay in the know, we should be cautious about internalizing the high levels of negative stimuli around us, as well as take action to counteract these signals.
Studies have shown watching the news can be bad for your health — exposure to negative news can lead to increased stress levels and put us in a bad mood.